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VCMS Band Announcements


Congratulations to those selected for Wichita Suburban League Honor Band:
Alexis Berhnes (Trumpet), Natalia Brookshire (Trumpet), Mason Buche (Alto Sax), Caris Claussen (Flute),  James Grayson (Trombone),  Willa Lorenson (Percussion), Grant Nold (Clarinet), Kayden Norman (Clarinet), Addison Petrik (Horn), Lacey Riley (Trombone),  Jocelyn Robles (Flute), Dylan Wert (Trumpet),  & Rhea White (Baritone). They will be rehearsing and performing at VCMS November 12th.


Congratulations to our VCMS 7th Grade Band and their straight "Superior" performance in the Wichita Suburban League Instrumental Music Festival. The VCMS 8th Grade Bands performed well to an "Excellent" performance.

Many VCMS Band Students also performed in solos and ensembles.



  • 7th Grade Woodwind Trio (Emma White, Tessa Carlisle, Kayden Norman) Excellent

  • 7th Grade Mixed Quartet (Kayden Norman, Azul Rodriguez, Alexis Behrns, Rollin White) Superior

  • 8th Grade Trio (Caris Claussen, Sandra Bailey, Baily Freeman) Superior

  • 8th Grade Trio (Alexis Bowlin, Kelyie Escobedo, Rhea White) Superior

  • 8th Grade Brass Quartet (Addi Petrik, James Grayson, Joel Morales, Rhea White) Superior 

  • 7th/8th Grade Percussion Ensemble (Maddy Lynch-Malay, Aiden Crippen, David Del la Rosa-Sierra, Junior Thompson, Troy Waters, Willa Lorenson) Superior


  • Julia Ensey (7th Flute) Superior

  • Jayden Graves (7th Flute) Superior

  • Emma White (7th Flute)  Excellent

  • Addison Petrik (8th French Horn) Superior

  • Willa Lorenson (8th Percussion) Superior

2023 Band Parent Orientation : h

2023 Parent Meeting Handout :

8th Grade- VCHS Marching Band 2023 Freshmen

(Please refer to the  Home & High School Main Pages)


Books needed for 8th Grade Band

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Books needed for 7th Grade Band 

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Books needed for 6th Grade Band 

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  • Rehearses Tuesday & Thursday mornings from 7am-7:30am. This open to 7th& 8thgrade band members. Attendance will mandatory to ensure a better opportunity of success for the ensemble. Sign up will be in December with rehearsals staring in January

  • Anyone playing in the rhythm section (piano, bass, guitar, drum set) must have taken lessons and have some background. In case of large numbers in some sections auditions maybe necessary.

  • All Jazz Students will need to purchase the Jazz Method Book “Standards of Excellence.  Ask Mr. Verboom, Miss Wagoner, or Miss Rathburn for what part to buy. 

Book for Middle School Jazz Ensemble

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